Kent State at Ohio College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Peden Stadium to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 21 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Golden Flashes have an ATS record of 3-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
10/15/17 DE Nick Faulkner Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Ohio
09/20/17 RB Myles Washington ACL out for season
09/18/17 LB Matt Bahr Knee out for season
09/18/17 QB Nick Holley Knee out for season
08/19/17 QB Mylik Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
10/15/17 OL Jared McCray Head "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 CB Jaylen Morgan Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 WR Jerrid Marhefka Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 RB Julian Ross Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 DL Keith Key Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 CB London Miller Leg "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 RB Papi White Hand "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/15/17 DL Sam McKnight Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/09/17 OL Durrell Wood Back out indefinitely
08/30/17 WR Elijah Ball Knee out for season
08/16/17 S Mayne Williams Neck out indefinitely
07/31/17 RB Maleek Irons Suspension out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 128th in Division 1 in points scored with 77. They have run 431 plays this season for 1,831 yards, which ranks them 124th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Flashes average 4.2 yards per play, which is 128th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this year, placing them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kent State has run for 1,087 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in the country. They've run 322 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 56 times for 517 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the nation in penalties. George Bollas has thrown for 476 yards this season. He has completed 36 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 106.5. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 4.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Kent State is 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 215. They have surrendered a total of 3,028 yards on D, which is 114th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes are ranked 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 117 passes on 199 attempts against the Kent State Golden Flashes defense this season, placing them 68th and 65th in the country. The Kent State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,565 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 278 attempts for 1,463 yards this year, putting them in 115th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Flashes have committed 50 penalties for 439 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 108th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Kent State is ranked 44th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 47 punt return yards and average 4.3 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 336 yards on special teams, ranking 71st in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 18 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,214. The Kent State Golden Flashes have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 67th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Kent State Golden Flashes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,216 yards on 49 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 13th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats have run for 1,612 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the nation. They've run 300 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bobcats have been penalized on offense 38 times for 336 yards so far this year, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 278. They have run 479 plays this year for 2,917 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The Ohio Bobcats average 6.1 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 150 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Rourke has completed 89 throws while attempting 158 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He has passed for 1,091 yards this year. He averages 7.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.2.
The Ohio Bobcats rush defense has given up 248 attempts for 910 yards this season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 419 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in Division 1. Ohio is 94th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 200. They have given up a total of 2,758 yards on D, which is 96th in the nation. The Bobcats are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 155 throws on 279 attempts against the Ohio defense this season, ranking them 121st and 127th in the country. The Ohio Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,848 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ohio Bobcats have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 52nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Ohio kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,274 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 80th in the NCAA in punting average. Ohio is 60th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 56th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 398 yards on special teams, which puts them 41st in kick return yardage. The Bobcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,395.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +21
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